COMPILATION CONTEST! – Send us a song!

The submissions are flying in so don’t be late. We’ll close the submissions down on SEPT 10TH. After that we’re tossing around the idea of doing a little public voting to HELP decide the winners. The jury’s still out on that idea…

Submit your song. Do it, to it!


Get excited. It looks like early October for the official relaunch of BTTV. We’re excited, maybe you’re excited? New site preview here if you want it.

To celebrate we made a BTTV t-shirt over at Spreadshirt. If you’re game, pick one up! The logo is white but you can choose your own color shirt.

BTTV TESTIMONIALS – Tell us your story man

If you’re a fan of what we do and have hosted a band or stayed with someone cool/great/fantastic while on tour we’d love to hear your stories.

If you have 5 minutes, click here to send us a little ditty.

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HM covers from over the years

HM Magazine Turns 35

In 1985, Doug Van Pelt photocopied a letter-sized sheets of paper, bound them together, and handed them out in person on the campus of the University of Texas at Austin. It's all digital now, but, along the way, Van Pelt stirred up quite a few waves, played some seriously heavy music, and made a few friends along the way. Here: A quick look back at the magazine's 35-year history with Van Pelt and new owner, David Stagg.


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Payable on Death – P.O.D.

A Voice of Life

Almost 27 years after the band's first studio album, P.O.D.'s message is arguably more important than ever. "I believe (our message) is even more relevant now than it was then. If you really listen to 'Youth of the Nation,' we still have these tragedies going on. There’s a lot of searching still going on out there."


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Comrades 2020

Becoming Comrades

The trio of Comrades – husband and wife Joe and Laura McElroy alongside drummer John Gaskil – is used to living in a van and touring the country. Now, their new normal has provided them with a moment to "be adults" for once. We recently sat down with the McElroys to talk more about the spiritual reality within life, how soon they'll be able to release new music, and how koalas are their new normal.


Photo by Quinsey Sablan

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Tigerwine 2020

A Disparate Vintage

On Tigerwine's latest, 'Nothing is for You,' vocalist and lyricist Trobee departs from the band's last effort as a concept record to write about an array subjects. Notably, Trobee tackles his evolution from rigid belief system to an acceptance and understanding of other ideas: "Through touring and becoming close with those very people I was taught to be afraid of, I realized how untrue it all is."


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